Kansas Inmate Caught In Topeka After Mistaken Release

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A northeast Kansas inmate is back in custody, four days after he was mistakenly released during a transfer to the state Department of Corrections.

WIBW-AM reports 35-year-old Armando Jimenez was captured Tuesday in Topeka. A spokesman for the Corrections Department says Jimenez was taken into custody without incident.

The agency says a procedural error allowed the Lawrence man to be released Friday when he was supposed to be transferred from the custody of Douglas County. Officials would not give details of the error.

Jimenez has recent convictions in Douglas County for making a criminal threat, domestic battery and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. The Corrections Department's website also shows he was sentenced in 1999 for aggravated battery and other offenses, also in Douglas County.

Posted by: Nick Viviani